Jonathan Reckford is Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), whose more than 2,300 affiliates worldwide build and create access to decent, affordable housing—in partnership with God, volunteers, donors and families in need of shelter. An ecumenical Christian ministry, Habitat for Humanity has helped shelter almost two million people, welcoming anyone willing to participate in its self-help solutions.
Mr. Reckford graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business before spending several years in the for-profit sector, including executive and managerial positions at Goldman Sachs, Marriott, the Walt Disney Co., and Best Buy.
Following his tenure as executive pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church near Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mr. Reckford was appointed CEO of HFHI in 2005. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of Interaction and the Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center on Workforce Housing. He also chairs the affordable housing subcommittee for the World Economic Forum Committee on the Future of Real Estate and has written a book titled Creating a Habitat for Humanity: No Hands But Yours.